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    What do you think its the easiest and cheapest way to get some extra power to a car ?
    Scrapyard parts accepted
    I am thinking of getting a Volvo 960 160 hp 3000 cc ( the well known volvo 24 valve engine )

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    forced induction, adding power to a naturally aspirated car can get expensive very quickly.

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    What are you putting the engine in?

    160hp from a 3.0L modern engine is pretty pathetic!

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    Nick, here in Greece we have plenty of celicas with the 2zz-ge engine(1800cc-192hp).You can make mods to produce much more power(supercharger-turbo or both).
    Its a reliable, light, cheap, powerful engine.You could combine that engine with a light car (800kg-900kg) & have plenty of fun.

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    It's called a lotus elise ��has the same celica gts engine but retuned by yamaha and super light aluminum chassis and fiberglass composite exterior .....it's a pocket rocket

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    Quote Originally Posted by 275NART View Post
    What are you putting the engine in?

    160hp from a 3.0L modern engine is pretty pathetic!
    its for the automatic Volvo 960 the stock n/a can get 200 It can even get 700 horsepower with a kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by IKAROS View Post
    Nick, here in Greece we have plenty of celicas with the 2zz-ge engine(1800cc-192hp).You can make mods to produce much more power(supercharger-turbo or both).
    Its a reliable, light, cheap, powerful engine.You could combine that engine with a light car (800kg-900kg) & have plenty of fun.
    I am gonna probably change the setup in that puma you saw on my previous post I was thinking of getting a Volvo T5 250hp for 900 euros and can the front and put it at the back of the puma But then I saw the 960 for 1000 euros and I thought it would be good idea to make the puma front mid engine as I would have similar power to weith ratio similar wait distribution more room at the back for stuff ( there is zero space at the puma ) and a special car :P The t5 its better engine It has much more room for power and its very realieble

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbnemo1 View Post
    It's called a lotus elise ��has the same celica gts engine but retuned by yamaha and super light aluminum chassis and fiberglass composite exterior .....it's a pocket rocket
    the price of the lotus cars in my country its unreachebler 23.000 for a scrapy used one that u cant never be sure that it even works
    And even worst you cant find them in scrapyards because they always sell them or repear the too sell so they can get a good income

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    Did they even offer the Toyota engine version across the pond?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbnemo1 View Post
    Did they even offer the Toyota engine version across the pond?
    well I can find a n/a Toyota engine from celicas supra 1jz etc etc But most of the times they overestimate the engines 1jz can be found at 1500 euros while a new Subaru wrx costs 1000 with drivetrain gearbox and wiring That's why I was thinking for the Volvo
    I found a n/a T5 for 450 with gearbox and drivetrain All the turbo t5s are sold I just checked

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